It seems that SGU has raised the admissions standards for those enrolled in the Charter Foundation Program. Now, to be able to matriculate into the med school the student has to achieve a gpa of 3.50 or higher, no longer the 3.20 or higher as it was for previous CFP students.
I have to say, that although I am a bit nervous about this, it also kind of makes me proud to be entering SGU CFP. In talking with an admissions counselor a few weeks ago, I was advised not to consider the CFP as a "pre-admissions" course, or "bostbacc" or "pre-anything," but to consider it as medical school. This really inspires me and lets me think, at least in my own mind, that I'll be a "medical student" in August. Of course, I won't have the privilege of actually matriculating and joining the ranks until January, but it's quite motivating (and sobering) to realize that I will be held to high standards, not just starting in M1, but in CFP. I'm thankful for this opportunity to prove myself, and am glad that SGU really prepares it's students to be exceptional physicians.
Just my thoughts.